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Dozens of children receive bikes for Christmas

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Dozens of children will be riding new bicycles on Christmas morning thanks to an Albany organization.

The King Solomon Masonic Lodge gave out 50 bikes to deserving kids who were selected by area churches.

Families stopped by the lodge this afternoon to pick up the gifts.

“Instead of giving them games where they just sit around the house and not doing nothing, we decided to use bikes to give them a way to get out and move around, exercise,” Kyle Walton, Al Rakim Temple, 142.

This is just an outstanding endeavor, especially out in the rain and inclement weather as it is to be able to give this bicycles to the residents of Albany,” Bruce James.

The organization used money from fundraisers throughout the year to purchase the bikes.

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